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Big K Magazine. May 1984. Contents. GAMES PROGRAMS: TYBURN TREE for Atari 400/800, LUNAR TOUCHDOWN for CBM 64, R.BLOC for Spectrum, OTHELLO for CBM 64, ADVENTURE X for Spectrum 48k, WATCH THAT BUNKER! for VIC-20, COUNTERMINE for CBM 64. SOFTWARE REVIEWS: General Moore reviews war games. HARDWARE: The Class of 84, My Dream Rig, Brilliant Bodges, Goad Your Code. FEATURES: How To Use Your Free Disc, A Brit Takes On The Yanks, Adventure - The Last Frontier, Good Game, Good Game, Plotting To Succeed - Spectrum Graphics. REGULARS: On-Line News, Charts, Arcade Alley. COMPETITION: Win an Atari 800XL. PICTURE CAPTIONS: Wot about a bit of British Orc?, Ongoing Review Situation, 3D Rotating Spectrum Graphics, Computer War Is Hell. STAFF: Luis Bartlett, Group Advert. Controller, John Purdie, Publishing Director. EDITORIAL ADDRESS: BIG K, Room 2026, IPC Magazines Ltd., King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS. PHONE: 01-261 6604/6249, 01-261 5119 (Advertising, Robin Johnson). DROP MONEY, TAKE MAGAZINE: SOME OF the best computer games are the games we play WITH games. Sorting them into families, tracing lineages, working out how far into space all the Kong games would stretch if laid end to end...it's fun, and it fills an hour or two. Nonetheless in the end there are really only two categories: one is that vast group where (to quote from elsewhere in this issue) "blocks of colour hit each other". The other is called Adventure. Few of you will have come this far unscathed by this branch of computer fantasay - THE branch, as its aficionados swear. Adventuring traces its origins theough role-playing board games, which in turn were stimulated into existence by fantasy literature; which in itself has a long and noble pedigree (ask any Elf). Yet isn't it curious that so many Adventure plots are set in the same ageless mediaeval universe (caves, trolls, treature, and the like)? We'd be interested to hear from anybody who thinks he knows why. Meanwhile, have a crack at ADVENTURE X (p.50). If you suffer from Digit Fidget, tale it in easy bite-sized portions. TONY TYLER. THIS MONTH'S FREEBIE: is a full-blown course in groovier game graphics, all on a 7'' Flexidisc, Just off-load to tape, LOAD and RUN. Full info p.11. NEXT MONTH IN BIG K: MODEM LIVING: plug in, power up, and tap. Right? Wrong. PETER SHELLEY: ex-Buzzocks guy sounds out the music progs. THIS YEAR'S CHIP? The 68000 gives 32 bits of bliss. We check it out. ATARI 800XL: latest salvo in the under-Â£300 war. We review it. PLUS TYPE-IN GAMES LISTINGS; REVIEWS; LETTERS and MUCH, MUCH MORE. GULPO: You know how these things happen. Bugs kind of, y'know, creep into the system. In last month's ish we published SAVE THE CITY. We said it was for CBM 64. When all the time it was for, er, Vic-20. The culprit has been shot.
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